Definition of tegumentary in English:

tegumentary

adjective

Zoology
  • See tegument

    • ‘The queens have more abdominal tegumentary glands than the workers, which apparently are the source of the new cuticular compounds.’
    • ‘In Brazil, American tegumentary leishmaniasis is mainly caused by the protozoan parasite Leishmania braziliensis.’
    • ‘Other known physiological effects observed for this substance include cardioacceleration in cockroaches and migration of tegumentary and retinal distal pigments in crustaceans.’
    • ‘Lesions in tegumentary leishmaniasis have a variable duration and are notoriously heterogeneous, even during the early stages of the disease.’
    • ‘In four out of eight cultures from human cases of tegumentary leishmaniasis performed, the ethiological agent of ‘espundia’ was isolated.’

Pronunciation

tegumentary

/tɛɡjʊˈmɛnt(ə)ri/